How do I know if I am using the right product and/or the right size?
Sometimes finding the right protective product can seem like a challenge. There are just so many factors to consider: Which brand should you choose? What level of absorbency does your loved one need? How do you know you chose the right product? If you're frustrated, you're not alone. We're here to simplify the process.
Take a look at these product guidelines to ensure you selected the right product, the correct size, and applied the product properly.
You should select a product based on your loved one's sex, type of incontinence, and level of leakage. Please use our Product Finder tool or read through "Choosing the Right Product" to make sure you selected the best product for their needs.
Use our Height/Weight Charts to determine the best size for your loved one. Have their current measurements handy and make sure they're accurate. Adding a few inches or shaving off a few pounds can be tempting, so make sure your loved one hasn't doctored their dimensions. If they're reluctant to share their measurements, remind them how important sizing is for product performance. Products that are too small will be uncomfortable and products that are too large will leak due to sagging.
For optimal performance, make sure the product is applied properly. The product should rest snugly against the body. Make sure your loved one is using only one product at a time. While wearing multiple products may seem more protective, it actually hinders the absorbency process and can cause product leakage and possible skin irritation.
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Source: Prevail eNurse Team.
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